Stop what you’re doing, people: Hulu just dropped a new trailer for its upcoming series Shrill, based on the popular book by Lindy West. The six-episode series stars Aidy Bryant as Annie, a plus-size writer trying to navigate life amidst fat-shaming strangers and passive-aggressive relatives. Her world opens, though, when she attends a body-positive event called the “Fat Babe Pool Party.” It’s there where Annie gains the confidence to live life on her own terms—regardless of what people think.
Before the party, Annie is stuck in a rut. She’s hooking up with a guy who makes her leave his house through the backdoor; she’s an assistant calendar editor at a publication but dreams of writing feature stories; and she’s following a diet called the “Thin Menu,” which has her subsisting on pale, unappetizing pancakes (if you can even call them that) and a handful of almonds every few hours.
But there’s a shift after Annie attends the “Fat Babe Pool Party.” She demands more respect from that aforementioned hookup, starts loving her body more, and gets ahead at work by self-publishing a story about body image, which eventually goes viral. (But at a cost: The article makes her the target of a fat-shaming troll, who leaves her disparaging messages in a sea of positive comments. Been there, girl.)
Watch the full first trailer for yourself, below:
Luka Jones, Lolly Adefope, John Cameron Mitchell, and Julia Sweeney star alongside Bryant in Shrill. Here’s the official synopsis from Hulu: “A fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.”
The series is executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and Lorne Michaels and features Lindy West as a writer and producer. All six episodes will debut March 15 on Hulu.